Job Description

TEMPE ELEMENTARY

TITLE: Special Education Preschool DEPARTMENT: Student Support
Teacher (TEDI)
WORK SALARY: Certified
YEAR: Teacher Calendar

JOB DESCRIPTION:

To create a flexible program favorable to learning and personal growth for the student in the least
restrictive environment.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Arizona Special Education Teacher Certification with MHA, EDA or LDA specialization with Early
childhood endorsement or Early Childhood Special Education (Birth to Age 5) Certification
2. Master Degree in special Education (preferred)
3. Highly Qualified according to No Child Left Behind
4. Provisional SEI endorsement or full ESL or Bilingual endorsement
5. Knowledge of special education laws, procedures, practices, materials, equipment, and
compliance standards required to provide appropriate learning experiences for special education
students. Good knowledge of the nature and effects of the impairment(s) in all areas of disability
6. Ability to assess needs, develop and implement the IEP, and evaluate outcomes in specialty.
7. Ability to coordinate activities with related and specialist staff.
8. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, parents and the
community; excellent human relations skills; skill in both oral and written communication; ability to
work in multicultural environment with diverse population of students, staff, and parents
9. May be required to control certain behavior(s) through physical restraint; therefore must possess
a degree of physical strength and dexterity
10. Obtain and maintain current NCI, First Aid, and CPR certification
11. Computer proficiency in district designated computer hardware and software including Microsoft
Office, MET and IEP software programs and other relevant software

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act,
may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is
ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all duties and responsibilities performed by
the incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provide direct instruction to disabled preschool students based on their IEP and the Arizona State
Standards.
- Provide direct instruction to typical PEERS based on Arizona State Standards.
- Conduct appropriate academic evaluation; develop, implement and monitor appropriate
academic/behavioral individual education plans (IEP’s).
- Confer and consult with regular classroom teachers regarding student needs and progress.
- Maintain accurate records for documentation of student progress.
- Participate in the MET process.
- Plan, conduct and/or participate in training activities and department meetings.
Prepared: June 2005
Revised: Summer 2013 TEMPE ELEMENTARY

TITLE: Special Education Preschool DEPARTMENT: Student Support
Teacher (TEDI)
WORK SALARY: Certified
YEAR: Teacher Calendar

- Attend all necessary trainings and department meetings.
- Maintain on-going communication (verbal and written) with parents of special education students.
- Communicate with parents through conferences and other means to discuss pupil’s progress and
interpret the school program.
- Create an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin
boards and interest centers.
- Consult with staff members regarding interventions and accommodations for students.
- Communicate with parents through conferences and other means to discuss pupil’s progress and
interpret the school program.
- Direct activities of instructional assistants.
- Participate in preschool screenings.
- Provide performance evaluation in-put regarding special education instructional assistant(s) to
school administrator.
- Maintain professional competence through in-service professional development activities by the
District and/or self-selected professional growth activities.
- Maintain DHS instructor requirements.
- Demonstrate willingness to be flexible and creative to meet individual student needs.
- Follow state law and district policy with cases involving child abuse and neglect.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

REPORTS TO:
Principal, Coordinator of Special Needs, and/or Director of Student Support

EVALUATION:
Teacher Evaluation

SUPERVISES:
Instructional Assistant

Prepared: June 2005
Revised: Summer 2013

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